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Acute coronary syndrome associated with essential thrombocythemia.
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PMID:  19944327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although essential thrombocythemia (ET) has been rarely reported to cause coronary thrombosis, its appropriate management is still undefined. We describe a case of acute coronary syndrome in a patient with ET. A 47-year-old woman with ET complained of severe acute chest pain. Primary coronary angiography showed severe stenosis with thrombus in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery. The patient was treated with anti-platelet drugs and hydroxyurea to prevent in-stent thrombosis, and subsequently underwent successful coronary angioplasty using aspiration and a distal protection device without thrombotic coronary complications.
Authors:
Naoko Kumagai; Ryoko Mitsutake; Shin-ichiro Miura; Akira Kawamura; Yosuke Takamiya; Hiroaki Nishikawa; Yoshinari Uehara; Keijiro Saku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1876-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804703     Medline TA:  J Cardiol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, 7-45-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-Ku, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan.
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